IT Employment's Modest Rise in November Continues Growth Trajectory

Dec 13, 2010, 12:59 ET from TechServe Alliance

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While short of the 12,000 IT jobs added in October, IT employment continued its pattern of month-over-month growth by adding 600 jobs in November.

According to a monthly index of IT jobs developed and published by TechServe Alliance, a collaboration of IT services firms, clients, consultants and suppliers, in November, IT employment stood at 3,906,200 jobs, reflecting modest incremental growth of 0.02 percent. While November's numbers were weaker than preceding months, it still reflected the continuation of the trend of month-over-month growth which has been unbroken for 12 consecutive months. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment was up 2.5 percent, compared to 0.6 percent increase in total non-farm employment.

"While November's IT employment gains were more modest than prior months, we should put it in perspective.  IT employment has now grown every month for the last 12 months.  While we will continue to see month-to-month variances given the dynamic nature of the economy and labor markets, our bullish forecasts for the  coming year remain unchanged," commented Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance.  

For complete November 2010 IT Index, please visit http://www.techservealliance.org/research/documents/IndexreleaseNovember2010.pdf

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